The Aurora Cultural Centre is excited to present the Northern Star Collective, for their first show in the GTA! The exhibition,in the Great Hall & Aurora Room Galleries, is the physical presentation of the group’s conceptual interpretation of the traditional Chinese phase, Dong Cheng Xi Zhou which translates to: from East to West. Passage, aims to amalgamate traditional Chinese artistic ideals with the use of Canadian landscapes, imagery and Western stylistic conventions.
Showcasing the artworks of seven contemporary Chinese Canadian artists practicing in the mediums of painting, calligraphy and photography; the exhibition will present multiple aspects of Canadian culture experienced by Chinese immigrants. The Northern Star Collective is comprised of Chinese Canadians of varying generations and upbringing - Passage is their presentation of elicit discourses among various areas of their community (our community!)
About the Collective:
Northern Star is a visual arts collective consisting of seven Chinese Canadians practicing artists residing and working in the Greater Toronto Area. These artists include, Feng Yu Wei, Richmond Guan, Hu Zu De, Phoebe Lo, Sun Chang Yin, Ann Yan and Paulo Zheng. Northern Star is a collaboration that aims to share and celebrate the artistic works within the existent contemporary Chinese community through presenting their ideas of Canadian culture.
The Group of Seven is inspired by the elements of their immediate landscape and environments surrounding their living spaces. Likewise, such elements also inspire the Northern Star, and thus, both collectives share a similar vision in capturing Canadian spaces that are influential. Passage is an example for the cultural and artistic influence that the Group of Seven has brought about for artists utilizing a similar approach to their artwork within Canada.
The exhibition is curated by Stephanie Nicolo with the Northern Star Collective.
Meet the Artists! Join us as we celebrate the exhibition : Saturday March 2, 2012 1 – 4pm
Traditional Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 2pm.
Get the Insider\'s look at their creative process!
Artists\' Walk & Talk : Wednesday March 20, 2013 1 - 3pm